The KEEO Keyholder is a German designed Kickstarter project for a keychain alternative. Made of stainless steel with a glass-fiber reinforced housing, the KEEO features a switchblade type mechanism that will flip out your desired key with a touch of a button. The KEEO also utilizes Bluetooth technology to pair with your iOS or Android smartphone to act as a loss prevention tool. When the KEEO and your phone are separated it will alert you. It will also display the surrounding temperature which KEEO is constantly measuring for you. It looks cool and sounds cool, but there are a couple caveats. The KEEO only holds 3 keys inside the housing. You can hang more from an external loop, but you can do that with any keychain and doing so would make the KEEO even more bulky than it is. Unlike the Keyport though, you don’t have to take special key blanks to a locksmith to create the key “blades” as the KEEO accepts non-modified keys. The Kickstarter project ends on 9/21/13 with estimated shipping in February of next year. That feels like a long way off, but if you are interested in supporting this project, the minimum pledge to reserve a KEEO is £85 (~ $131 US) which includes shipping to the US.
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